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Online talk: Sharks of West Fife with Dr Katie Strang

21 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

- £5

The chondrichtyans (sharks) are a primitive and highly successful group of fishes, with a skeleton consisting entirely of cartilage. It has been generally accepted that the Chondrichthyes can be divided into two subclasses; Elasmobranchii (sharks, skates, and rays) and Holocephali (chimaeras). In my previous talk I touched briefly on the ‘Golden Age of Sharks’, and also the controversy around Shark taxonomy. Despite shark teeth being among the most abundant of vertebrate fossils, a lot of what we know about their morphology and lifestyle is derived only from these isolated teeth! In this next talk I will look in more detail at the rapid radiation of Chondrichthyans during the early Carboniferous, and also the types of shark teeth we find in Fife – and how we can use the shape of these teeth to help deduce what type of shark it came from, and also how these sharks lived, and what they ate.

A fund-raiser for the Scottish Geology Trust, hosted by Geowalks.

Details

Date:
21 October
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
£5
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.geowalks.co.uk/geology-talks/

Organiser

Geowalks
Phone:
01315555488
Email:
angus@geowalks.co.uk
Website:
https://www.geowalks.co.uk/

Venue

Online Event

Details

Date:
21 October
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
£5
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.geowalks.co.uk/geology-talks/

Organiser

Geowalks
Phone:
01315555488
Email:
angus@geowalks.co.uk
Website:
https://www.geowalks.co.uk/

Venue

Online Event